On degrees-of-freedom of multi-user MIMO full-duplex network

Jingwen Bai, Suhas Diggavi, Ashutosh Sabharwal

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When a multi-antenna (MIMO) base-station operates in full-duplex mode, multiple uplink and downlink streams can be supported simultaneously in the same frequency band. However, the inter-mobile interference from uplink streams to the downlink streams can limit the system performance. In this paper, we first characterize the degrees-of-freedom of a multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO) full-duplex network with half-duplex mobile clients, and derive the regimes where the inter-mobile interference can be mitigated to yield significant gains over the half-duplex counterpart. The achievability is based on interference alignment and requires full channel-state information at the transmitter (CSIT). Next, we study the case with partial CSIT where only the base-station acquires downlink channel values to avoid collecting network-wide CSIT at all transmitters in the system. We show that the key to achieving the sum degrees-of-freedom upper bound with only partial CSIT is the ability of the base-station to switch antenna modes that can be realized via reconfigurable antennas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467377041
StatePublished - Sep 28 2015
EventIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2015 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Jun 14 2015Jun 19 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8095


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2015
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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